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Historically its regal name is due to Ferdinand I of Aragon King of Naples; it has been the first Hotel in Conversano. It is located in a strategic site, close to the sea and to the most interesting cities of art, in the historic town of Conversano well-known for its Norman Castle and Romanic Cathedral. It is worth to visit the Church of the Saints Cosma and Damiano, with its works of art from different ages. In the cloister there is still now an olive tree which, as the story goes, was planted by Saint Mauro, a disciple of St.Benedict. The heart of the town of Conversano, ancient Norba, is its medieval centre featuring narrow and winding alleys. Rich in Churches and historic buildings of high artistic value.



The life of the town develops around the Castel of the Acquaviva Aragon Earls, the symbol of their feudal power. At a short distance there is the Romanic Basilic Cathedral which symbolises the bishopric and the ( not only ) spiritual power of the Church. A few steps away there is St. Benedict monastery which is nowadays the site of the civic museum.



Set in the midst of large natural park, surrounded by the unmistakable scent of the Mediterranean gardens. In 2006 has been created the Protected Natural Area: Lakes of Conversano ( Regional Natural Reserve ) an ensemble of ten carsic valleys including the natural areas of Lake Sassano, Agnano, Castiglione and its tower, Chienna, Iavorra, Minuzzi, Padula, Petrullo, S.Vito, Vignola and Gravina di Monsignore with St Antonio's grotto. In the surrounding areas the lakes overlook vineyards, cherry orchards and olive tree groves. There is a variety of native vegetation of roverella and fragno. It is the characteristic vegetation of the Mediterranean scrub with its live oaks, lentisc trees and fillirea beyond to bagolaro trees, carob trees, ginestra plants. The archaeological sites close to some of the lakes are of great interest, like Torre di Castiglione and Agnano.



Here you can visit the archaeological sites and walk through the " Strade Vicinali " ( neighbourhood roads ) which lead to the remarkable " masserie ", typical examples of the rural architecture and culture. The fauna is represented by the typical birds and mammals of the rural areas, plus an abundant list of amphibians and reptiles such as Cervone ( four-lined snake ), Leopard snake, Triturus italico, Italian Toad, Green toad, European grass snake.



At the customer's disposal, an Olympic swimming pool and a children paddling pool. In the natural frame of the Park and Amphitheatre, the swimming pools will make your stay pleasant and relaxing and will refresh your evenings in a suggestive atmosphere. State-of-the-art modern architectural complex, 70 guestrooms furnished with good taste, the rooms offer guests all comforts: air conditioning, TV, minibar, telephone. In the morning, a rich and inviting breakfast buffet is served in the breakfast room or on the terrace, to wish guests a good day. On fine days, you can spend your relaxing moments in the lively atmosphere of the swimming pool or in the stillness of the flourishing gardens which encircle the big events majestic amphitheatre. We will attend your family and friends lunches and dinners with the classic dishes and imaginative combinations of the Mediterranean cooking and with prestigious wine labels; all in a relaxing and jovial atmosphere, in the midst of the Mediterranean garden.



       
 

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